US Commodity Futures Trading Commission grants DCO status to LedgerX to clear Bitcoin options

posted 3 months ago
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) announced today that by a unanimous vote of the Commission, it has issued an order granting LedgerX, LLC (LedgerX) registration as a derivatives clearing organization under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).

Under the order, LedgerX will be authorized to provide clearing services for fully-collateralized digital currency swaps. LedgerX, which was also granted an order of registration as a Swap Execution Facility on July 6, 2017, initially plans to clear bitcoin options.

This authorization to provide clearing services for fully-collateralized digital currency swaps does not constitute or imply a Commission endorsement of the use of digital currency generally, or bitcoin specifically.
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